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The mission of the Barbara and Richard Csomay Center for Gerontological Excellence is to advance innovations in research, education, and practice to promote optimal aging and quality of life in all older adults and their caregivers. 

Eight Over 80


The Csomay Center partnered with the University of Iowa Center for Advancement to host the second annual Eight over 80 celebration on May 23rd.

This initiative honors eight University of Iowa alumni, age 80 or over, who have demonstrated Hawkeye spirit of achievement and helped others in their community. The second cohort of Eight over 80 honorees are the following:

  • Elizabeth Clothier (74BA, 94MA)
  • Nancy (61BA) and Thomas (60BSME) Hanson
  • Ann Howard Jones (64BM, 66MA, 84DMA)
  • James Kimball (64MD)
  • Jean Lloyd-Jones (71MA)
  • Paul McKeen (56BA)
  • Jerre (65BA, 11LHD) and Mary Joy Stead
  • Orville “Speedy” Townsend (67BS, 72MA)

Click here to read more about the honorees and their accomplishments.

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Csomay Community of Scholars


The Csomay Center Community of Scholars seeks to promote research activities by identifying funding opportunities, advancing inter-disciplinary and community engagement, and building infrastructure to advance both discovery and translation to practice.  The Community of Scholars also provides multi-level mentoring and opportunities to present works in progress for peer and expert review. 

The Fall 2023 Csomay Community of Scholars schedule has recently been added!

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